These functions are handled by the Court: Judiciary, Municipal Court Operations & Support Services, Downtown Austin Community Court, and Prosecution.
The Judiciary administers effective and impartial justice to all persons with business before the court. It is made up of a Presiding Judge, 7 Associate Judges and 15 Substitute Judges. There are also 3 legal secretaries providing support. Judges preside over scheduled appearance dockets, bench trials and jury trials which are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily in 4 courtrooms. They provide 24/7 magistration services at the Travis County jail.
Municipal Court Operations & Support Services
Municipal Court provides case management for the public in order to facilitate the swift administration of justice. The operational staff provides customer services, administration of civil cases, courtroom support, warrant processing, magistrate support, collection services, youth services, case monitoring and updating. The support staff provides the necessary tools to perform our jobs including accounting, budgeting, human resources, technology, contract management and administration. The goal of our more than 140 employees is to provide exceptional customer service to both internal and external customers.
Downtown Austin Community Court (DACC)
The DACC provides creative and individualized sentencing options to offenders so that they are held accountable for their actions, reduce recidivism rate, restore the debt they owe to the community as a result of their offenses, and to provide supportive services to assist them with modifying their offending behavior. We handle class c misdemeanor quality of life violations within a specific jurisdiction boundary. Visit DACC for more information.
The attorneys prosecuting case in the Municipal Court are employees of the City of Austin Law Department.